Print

Competenz can provide training plans, support and qualifications – tailored to your businesses specific needs.

How we work with you

We partner with your industry association PrintNZ and members of your industry to help recruit and build talented employees. This support includes promoting careers in your industry and identifying potential apprentices and encouraging work placements.

We also ensure your industry’s qualifications continue to meet needs, support industry events like the annual PrintNZ conference and celebrate your learners’ success, including as a joint venture partner in the annual Print Industry Apprentice of the Year Award.

When apprentices enrol, we assign them a Competenz training advisor. Our training advisors understand the printing industry and the skills learners and businesses need.

Qualification on offer

New Zealand Certificate in Print, Level 4

The New Zealand Certificate in Print is available at Level 4 with strands in:

  • Digital Printing
  • Offset Printing
  • Reel-fed Printing
  • Screen Printing

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the print industry with qualified printers who have attained appropriate capabilities and competencies to work unsupervised and provide high quality complex printed work using Digital Printing; Direct Marketing; Offset Printing, Reel-fed Printing and Screen Printing processes.

This qualification is designed for people working in the Print industry and will typically be achieved in a workplace environment whilst completing a New Zealand Apprenticeship.


New Zealand Certificates in Binding & Finishing, Level 3 and 4

New Zealand Certificates in Binding & Finishing are available at Level 3 and Level 4. Apprenticeships for binding and finishing include the completion of both levels. Other options include completing just one National Certificate or limited credit training program to suit your particular needs. Specialisations within these certificates include:

  • Folder Operation
  • Guillotine Operation
  • Hand Bookbinding
  • Machine Bookbinding
  • Print Finishing (Reel Fed / Sheet Fed

Study Programme

Most of the learning for printing and binding and finishing qualifications is completed on the job. Depending on the area of training selected there may be the requirement to attend a short course. Your account manager will advise you on these as necessary.

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New Zealand Diploma in Print Industry Management, Level 5

The Level 5 Diploma in Management – Print is a great way to advance your career in the print industry. If you already work or are planning to work in production, administration, sales or management, this is the ideal way to advance your knowledge, skills and qualifications for the present and future.

This diploma has been designed with flexibility, understanding you already have busy jobs. It is also challenging. Like stepping into a management role, the diploma is a step up from apprenticeships you may have done in the past.

Study Programme

Most of the learning for printing and binding and finishing qualifications is completed on the job. Depending on the area of training selected there may be the requirement to attend a short course. Your account manager will advise you on these as necessary.

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The best part? Earn while you learn - there's no student loan

You’ll get qualified without a student loan, all while learning practical skills from industry experts. You can put that money towards something else you really want – might be a new car, new tools or a new house.

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Industries we serve

We provide training in 37 sectors across New Zealand from engineering, signmaking and printing through to bakery and textile manufacture.

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